Reviewing Dxi Energy (OTCMKTS:DXIEF) & Obsidian Energy (OTCMKTS:OBE)

Dxi Energy (OTCMKTS:DXIEF) and Obsidian Energy (NYSE:OBE) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Dxi Energy has a beta of -0.08, suggesting that its share price is 108% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Obsidian Energy has a beta of 3.18, suggesting that its share price is 218% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dxi Energy and Obsidian Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dxi Energy $1.35 million 3.90 -$8.97 million N/A N/A
Obsidian Energy $342.58 million 0.14 -$235.31 million ($2.94) -0.23

Dxi Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Obsidian Energy.


This table compares Dxi Energy and Obsidian Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dxi Energy -913.86% N/A -405.89%
Obsidian Energy -93.54% -14.49% -9.83%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

11.0% of Obsidian Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Dxi Energy and Obsidian Energy, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dxi Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Obsidian Energy 3 2 0 0 1.40

Obsidian Energy has a consensus target price of $1.38, suggesting a potential upside of 105.22%. Given Obsidian Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Obsidian Energy is more favorable than Dxi Energy.


Obsidian Energy beats Dxi Energy on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dxi Energy

DXI Energy Inc. acquires, explores for, and develops energy projects with a focus on oil and gas exploration in Canada and the United States. It holds interests in the Kokopelli project that covers an area of approximately 7,100 square miles with reserves of coal, oil shale, and natural gas located in Piceance Basin, Western Colorado; and Woodrush project consisting of 13,093 net acres situated in the Peace River Arch of British Columbia and Alberta. The company was formerly known as Dejour Energy Inc. and changed its name to DXI Energy Inc. in October 2015. DXI Energy Inc. was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Obsidian Energy

Obsidian Energy Ltd. explores for, develops, and produces oil and natural gas in western Canada. It holds interests in the Alberta Viking, Cardium, Deep Basin, and Peace River areas. The company was formerly known as Penn West Petroleum Ltd. and changed its name to Obsidian Energy Ltd. in June 2017. Obsidian Energy Ltd. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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